The 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games season kicks off on February 16, with the CrossFit Open, a three-week international competition where anyone — regardless of fitness level or ability — can compete in the biggest fitness competition in history. For three magical weeks, The Open brings an air of excitement to the CrossFit community.
This year, we are adding a bit of fun into the mix and making The CrossFit Open our own by introducing CrossFit Sunnyside’s 2023 Intramural Open; a friendly in-house competition to compliment your participation in The Open and celebrate everyone’s achievements.
How will the CrossFit Sunnyside 2023 Intramural Open work?
We’ll divide you up into three teams, each with a Team Captain and a funny name. Examples of names: “Flex Appeal”, “Hakuna Masquata”… Be creative. You can earn points for your team by participating, winning an event, and showing the most team spirit during events. After three weeks of intense, novel workouts, we’ll reveal the Mystery WOD Four. Mystery WOD Four will be followed by a party on March 10!
Everyone is encouraged to participate in The Intramural Open. Team Captains will be selected, and then on Draft Day, February 12, on a Facebook live feed, you’ll be invited to watch your name be pulled from a hat. Unlike elementary school, EVERYONE GETS PICKED. Then, the Captains work hard to get you to participate in the best, most FUN event at CrossFit Sunnyside. We want 100% participation on Draft Day.
How to order an official CrossFit Sunnyside 2023 Intramural Open T-Shirt
If you are interested, an official CrossFit Sunnyside 2023 Open T-Shirt is available to pre-order for $30, and will be delivered at the Mystery WOD Four Event on March 10. The deadline for pre-ordering and confirming your T-shirt size is Monday, February 10 at 12 Noon.
To Order a Men’s T-Shirt use this link:
To Order a Women’s Tank use this link:
The Points System
+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout each week earns one point. Maximum one point per athlete per workout.
+1 Point – Top 3: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 at CrossFit Sunnyside for each workout gets an extra point for their team.
+5 Points (team) – Spirit: The team with the most noise, pride, and PRESENCE on social media each week will receive 5 bonus points.
+5 Points (bonus) – 4th workout: Details will be announced on Thursday, March 9.
The Workouts and Friday Night Lights
The Open workouts will be announced by CrossFit HQ on three consecutive Thursdays, stating February 16, and will be programmed during our regular group classes throughout the day on Fridays, starting February 17. The highlight of the day will be focused on the evening classes named “Friday Night Lights”. For three weeks, the gym community will gather on Friday evenings to do that week’s workout together.
Every Friday evening, the gym will be set up with whatever is needed for the workout. You will already be assigned to a heat, and another member or coach will be assigned to be your official judge. Their job is to count your reps and make sure they are each to standard. You will come in, warm-up, and compete when it’s time for your heat. You will most likely lay on the ground for a while afterwards, and then get up and cheer your head off for the next heat.
Hands down, one of the best things about CrossFit Sunnyside is our community. And Friday Night Lights will be your opportunity to show your support. Sure you’re participating in a worldwide event, but you’re doing it with your buds, pals, workout comrades, arch nemeses, and for some — significant others by your side. CrossFit technically is more of an individual sport, but as a gym, we are a team. There will be cheering. There will be beverages. There will be a party.
We’ll have some random draws each week for prizes. The top team will be immortalized with their names on a banner hanging in the gym.
Our focus is on FUN. We want you to participate because it will make you fitter, and you’ll be happy and love life more, and glow and stuff. Let’s start this party!